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Weather Flying - 4th Edition

"One of the most worthwhile pieces of reading matter a pilot could own." --AOPA Pilot.

One of the world's most respected veterans of the cockpit gives you the benefit of his decades of experience flying weather--as a world-record holder, as a commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours in the air. Having Buck's Weather Flying at hand is the next best thing to having him in the right-hand seat.

Weather Flying is regarded throughout the industry as the bible on the topic of weather flying:

  • How to judge it before you take off, how to handle it when you're in the air, and how to decide when it would be saner to take those suitcases back to the hotel.
  • Explaining clearly, with a practical eye to putting the information to use in the air, Buck tells you how to: cope with en route weather changes; fly turbulence and thunderstorms; get the most from your radar; deal with dangerous ice.
  • When the most aviation accidents are due to bad or unforeseen weather conditions, what you know can save your life and the lives of your passengers.

Table of Contents:

  • About Some People
  • Introduction
  • Weather Flying
  • A Little Theory for Weather Flying
  • Some Thoughts on Checking Weather
  • How to Check Weather
  • Weather Information
  • Checking Weather Details
  • Checking Weather for the Route
  • Equipment Needs for Weather Flying
  • Temperature, an Important Part of Weather Flying
  • Some Psychology of Weather Flying
  • Turbulence and Flying It
  • VFR Flying Weather Visually
  • About Keeping Proficient Flying Instruments
  • Thunderstorms and Flying Them
  • Ice and Flying It
  • Taking Off in Bad Weather
  • Weather Flying En Route
  • Landing in Bad Weather
  • Teaching Yourself to Fly Weather
  • Something on Judgment

Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 1997, 282 pages.

Robert Buck was a lifetime aviator who at the age of sixteen, broke the junior transcontinental speed record in 1930. He served with TWA from 1945 through 1974, starting with a Lockheed Constellation and finishing with a Boeing 707. His experience comes from a time when pilots heavily depended upon their own skills in weather interpretation and flight planning.

As a civilian, he headed a four-year bad-weather research project for the Air Force, which won him an Air Medal. Buck has been a consultant to four FAA administrators and airlines on many aspects of aviation safety. He was a winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by the FAA. Bob left us in 2007 and is sorely missed by those who have enjoyed his books.

Having Buck's Weather Flying at hand is the next best thing to having him in the right-hand seat.

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